Photographer's Note

As I mentioned in the note to the first picture that I posted this week of Kiribati, very few tourists visit Kiribati, so sometimes when kids in the villages see a white man with a camera they just go crazy – dancing wildly like the girl in the middle and doing handstands like the girl on the left. After a while they will calm down, and you can get some nice shots of the kids (I will upload one tomorrow) but I thought I would post this one first so that you can see the environment in which they play.

The girl in the foreground somewhat spoils the balance of this photograph, but when you have six excited children (or at least five of them were excited – one seemed more interested in what she was drinking) dancing around in front of you, getting the right composition is not an easy task. The girls were all in heavy shade, so adjusting the levels to compensate for the contrast caused by the bright equatorial sun meant that the highlights in the top left are a little blown out, but my Photoshop skills are not advanced enough yet to overcome that.

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Additional Photos by David Astley (banyanman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1231 W: 108 N: 2568] (7797)
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